2008 was a great year for NASA EDGE. Even though our two-year anniversary is not until March 18, 2009, this past year was our first full year as a vodcast. We released 19 vodcasts (11 NE@ segments and 8 standard). Along our travels we covered many topics and visited many places, some old and some new. We visited NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Glenn Research Center, and of course our home base, NASA Langley Research Center. We covered the NASA events at the X Games, the Daytona 500, and Yuri’s Night. We met NASCAR driver, Kurt Busch, Astronauts Drew Feustel and Mike Good and the rest of the STS-125 crew, Stephanie Stockman from NASA Goddard, Jennifer Madsen, Barbara Romig, and Joe Kosmo from NASA JSC, Shana Dale from NASA HQ, the NASA CoLab crew from Ames, Mike Weiss – Deputy Project Manager for Hubble, Dick DeLombard and the eZLS crew from NASA Glenn. And we can’t forget one of our fav 5, Shari Olson, from NASA Dryden. There are too many people to list but we want to thank everyone who provided us help throughout the year on the vodcasts. We can’t forget about our social networking friends, especially those on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Thank you for all the feedback and support this past year!
I think our pinnacle for 2008 was being on ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning. Even though we didn’t release a vodcast, Blair and I had the opportunity to play the game, “Is it Earth Food or Space Food”, with the hosts, Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. The NASA EDGE vodcast was originally based off of “Mike and Mike in the Morning. “ You can check out some of the “Behind the Scenes” footage on our Facebook page.
Well, where do we go from here? We’ve been asked to take it up another notch in 2009. What does that mean? We are still in the planning stages and have a few ideas to get approved. Hopefully our first idea will start in March but we’ll see. In 2009 we plan to cover another round of cool topics including the Orion Launch Abort System, the Pad Abort-1 test, Ares 1-X flight test, the STS-125 launch, LRO and LCROSS, Constellation work at NASA KSC, Ares I and V, the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, and much much more. So send us your ideas and we’ll put them in the vault.
On behalf of the NASA EDGE team, I want to thank everyone for their support in 2008 and keep watching NASA EDGE, an inside and outside look at all things NASA.
Happy New Year!
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